posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:13 PM
Remember the old days when bad ideas didn't come back within weeks of being defeated and shown to be bad ideas? Recall when Politicians didn't just
take for granted that we have the attention span of a gnat and the brains to match? I don't know how else to read the fact that our Fearless Senate
Majority Leader has looked at the whole SOPA / PIPA debacle and only come away with the lesson that it needs done differently next time.
Umm... Hey, Harry, I think the lesson the public and companies alike were trying for was that it NEVER NEEDS DONE...not that it just needs a few
tweaks and a new name. Our majority leader is destined to become a minority leader in less than a year with things like this. I've never seen the
kind of world wide protest that SOPA brought about..
Get ready for round #2. It's starting and we didn't even get an intermission to go buy some coke and popcorn in between.
Democrats to continue Internet coup with new cyber bill
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, following a recent anti-piracy legislative debacle with SOPA and PIPA, will lead his second effort of 2012 to
push Internet-regulating legislation, this time in the form of a new cybersecurity bill.
Apparently it isn't that the idea was bad, it is that we just didn't get how good it would be for us...or maybe it's just that we're too simple to
get it at all.
Details about the bill remain shrouded in secrecy. Clues available to the public suggest that the bill might be stronger than President Barack
Obama’s cybersecurity proposal, which was released in May 2011.
So, it isn't that SOPA wasn't a good idea to his thinking. It's that it didn't go far enough or propose to violate our rights nearly enough to his
liking. I see...
Reid favors an approach that would expand DHS authority beyond currently regulated “critical infrastructure,” such as utilities and financial
institutions, to also include Internet service providers and private
So, what I take from this is that the next attempt will be bigger, better and with more bells and whistles than the one we all just fought so hard to
put down. These men...they just don't care and they don't stop. They have a vision of how things should be and damn anyone...even the whole
nation's public...if we don't like it.
Remember when representatives at least pretended to represent us? I know they never entirely have...but I liked it better when they at least lied to
make us feel like they cared. It's so much worse when they outright tell us that our little opinions have been duly noted...not we can shut up and
deal with it.